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Make a screenshot with Windows

A so easy and useful trick! A screenshot means a picture of what is on your screen. Very often, having a screenshot in troubleshooting forums can avoid many explanations and let you fix problems faster.

Windows 7

  1. Show on the screen what you want to save.
  2. Press on the Print Screen (or Prnt Scrn) key of the keyboard.
  3. Open Paint software, which is in the Accessories section of your start menu at the bottom left corner.
  4. Click on Paste in the top buttons.
  5. Click on the little floppy disk at the top to save the picture.

        

Windows XP

  1. Show on the screen what you want to save.
  2. Press on the Print Screen (or Prnt Scrn) key of the keyboard.
  3. Open Paint software, which is in the Accessories section of your start menu at the bottom left corner.
  4. Click on the Edit / Paste menu.
  5. Click on the File / Save As.. menu to save the picture.